Blog Posts tagged “SONA”

What does SONA mean to you?

8 Feb 2021 (5 months, 3 weeks ago)

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#SONA2021 All You Need To Know

27 Jan 2021 (6 months ago)

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1. What is the SONA?

It is an annual address given by the President to a joint session of Parliament and marks the official opening of the legislature. It is designed to be a report on the economic and social state of the nation, and includes a review of the ...

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Final Term Begins…

10 Oct 2016 (4 years, 9 months ago)

MPs head back to Parliament this week for the final term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to the executive, NCOP Oversight Week and a review of the national budget.

In this ...

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Infographic: Parliament 2016 - First term review

1 Apr 2016 (5 years, 3 months ago)

With the first term (26 January to 22 March 2016) of Parliament in 2016 done and dusted, the People’s Assembly takes a look at some of the Legislature’s activities from this period. The review provides a snapshot of the number of working days, bills processed, oral replies by the President ...

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The Week Ahead: All about #budget2016 and some legislating

22 Feb 2016 (5 years, 5 months ago)

Finance Minister Pravin Gordan's budget speech on Wednesday will dominate the headlines this week. The Minister has a tough job to do as he seeks to address significant social challenges and reassure investors about the country’s growth prospects.

During the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement Speech, the former ...

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Analysis: This week's SONA 2016 debate, an ideal electioneering platform

15 Feb 2016 (5 years, 5 months ago)

By MARIANNE MERTEN

zuma Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA.

The sequel to President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address unfolds over two afternoons from Tuesday as MPs take to the National Assembly podium to debate last week’s presidential remarks. With local government elections later this year, it’s the perfect opportunity to electioneer ...

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The week ahead: A fiery week looms

15 Feb 2016 (5 years, 5 months ago)

It’s taken a few weeks but Parliament is finally firing on all cylinders with plenty of action scheduled in the National Assembly Chamber and the committee corridor.

The main events will be the debate on the State of the Nation Address on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as the President’s ...

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The Speech

8 Feb 2016 (5 years, 5 months ago)

It’s one of the most important speeches that the President delivers in any year. With a primetime tv audience, it is a tremendous PR opportunity for the President to simultaneously lay out his agenda and reassure doubters - both local and foreign.

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There are a few safe bets for Thursday's ...

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The Week Ahead: All eyes on President Zuma and the EFF

8 Feb 2016 (5 years, 5 months ago)

On Thursday, all eyes will be fixated on President Zuma as he delivers the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The speech is due to be delivered at 19:00 before a combined gathering of Parliament, cabinet, the judiciary, heads of chapter 9 institutions, business leaders, trade unions, foreign guests ...

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IJR Seminars: Snapshots of South Africa's democracy at 21

3 Feb 2016 (5 years, 5 months ago)

In line with South Africa's State of the Nation Address and the Budget Speech, IJR will be hosting a series of dialogues and seminars on various current affairs topics ranging from racism to economic transformation. There will be seven events over a four week period. Attend one, or attend all, ...

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